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DO NOW
• In your journal section, make
a list of the effects alcohol can
have on a person.
• When completed, compare
your list with the person next
to you. Are they the same?
OBJECTIVES
* TO LIST THE SHORT AND
LONG TERM EFFECTS OF
ALCOHOL ON THE BODY
* LIST SUPPORT GROUPS FOR
ALCOHOL ADDICTION
GATEWAY DRUGS
• DEFINE THE TERM:
• GATEWAY DRUGS
GATEWAY DRUGS
• GATEWAY DRUGS- drugs that
could lead to other drug use.
THREE GATEWAY DRUGS
• Tobacco
• Alcohol
• Marijuana
WHAT IS ALCOHOL?
IT IS A DEPRESSANT DRUG THAT
ENTERS THE BLOODSTREAM AND
SLOWS DOWN THE NERVOUS
SYSTEM
• LIST REASONS WHY PEOPLE
USE ALCOHOL
REASONS WHY PEOPLE USE ALCOHOL
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CELEBRATE
SOCIALIZE
RELIGIOUS CEREMONY
PEER PRESSURE
TO FORGET PROBLEMS
ADDICTION
TASTE
EFFECTS ON THE BODY
*DULLING SENSATION
*VOMIT
*IMPAIRS COORDINATION &
JUDGEMENT
EFFECTS CONTINUED
*LOWERS BODY TEMP
*BLACKOUTS/MEMORY LOSS
*AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR
*CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER(LONG
TERM)
WHAT IS ALCOHOLISM?
A DISEASE IN WHICH THE DRINKER
HAS AN INABILITY TO NOT KNOW
WHEN TO STOP OR WHEN THEY
HAVE HAD ENOUGH TO DRINK
Blood Alcohol Concentration(BAC)
• BAC- the amount of alcohol in a person’s
blood.
• Alcohol- enters the bloodstream minutes after
drinking it.
• The higher the BAC, the greater effect alcohol
has on the body.
Factors That Affect Drinking
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Age
Experience
Size
Food
Rate of Consumption
Mood
Gender
Binge Drinking
• Binge drinking is defined as drinking five
drinks in a row for males and four drinks
in a row for females.
SUPPORT GROUPS
AA- ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
ALANON- FAMILIES OF ALCOHOLICS
ALATEEN- CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS